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Thursday, February 04, 2016

La Ni�a’s Positives and Pitfalls | Agweb.com

La Ni�a’s Positives and Pitfalls | Agweb.com: As the current El Ni�o weather pattern goes into the history books as one of the strongest in memory, grain analysts and farmers are wondering if the forecasted La Ni�a will play nice.

La Ni�a brings cooler than normal water temperatures in the Pacific compared with the warmer than normal oceans of El Ni�o. As a result, El Ni�o tends to bring wet weather to the U.S., and La Ni�a brings hot, dry conditions.

Hedge and burning flexibility to help with farmland management | Irish Examiner

Hedge and burning flexibility to help with farmland management | Irish Examiner: She has moved to introduce a limited amount of flexibility to help with land management, which is of particular concern to farmers.

Farmers say there has been land abandonment in many hill areas because they cannot burning overgrown vegetation before September 1, or in March.

North Dakota Farmland Values Decline 9% in 2015 | Agweb.com

North Dakota Farmland Values Decline 9% in 2015 | Agweb.com: The value of North Dakota cropland declined 9% in 2015 compared to a year earlier, according to the North Dakota Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). That decrease is based on the chapter’s state cropland index, which gives equal weight to all 55 reporting counties and/or market areas. This year’s 9% decline follows a 1% decrease in 2014. On a regional basis, the northwest/north central posted the smallest decline at 2%, while the other four regions ranged from -9% to -13%.

$25 million effort to save farmland on the San Mateo County coast - ContraCostaTimes.com

$25 million effort to save farmland on the San Mateo County coast - ContraCostaTimes.com: Worried that artichokes, Brussels sprouts and strawberries are losing ground to trophy homes and subdivisions, a Bay Area conservation group that has spent much of the past 38 years saving land for parks and wildlife is launching a new effort to help a different species: farmers on the San Mateo County coast.

FarmedHere | FarmedHere to launch massive indoor farm in Kentucky

FarmedHere | FarmedHere to launch massive indoor farm in Kentucky: Louisville, Kentucky will soon be home to a large indoor vertical garden installed in part of a 24 acre campus, FarmedHere has announced. This indoor vertical garden, like others, will maximum how every inch of space is used and will offer several benefits over traditional gardens, including being able to grow food all year rather than just during summer months. This vertical garden will be at the West Louisville FoodPort.

FarmedHere has other vertical indoor farms around the country, though not many at this point. Said the company’s CEO Matt Matros, “This new location will bring us one step closer to reaching our goal of building vertical farms in 18 cities across the country and feeding 75% of the United States’ population.”

The farm of the future is right here in Philadelphia - Technical.ly Philly

The farm of the future is right here in Philadelphia - Technical.ly Philly: The owners of Metropolis Farms grow fresh produce year around in a small warehouse in South Philly.

The smell of basil fills the room as produce is grown sustainably with recycled water, special lights and coconut board.�The second-floor, vertical farm yields�as much produce as an immense outdoor farm. The secret?

“The innovation here is density, as well as�energy and water conservation,” said Metropolis Farms President Jack Griffin.�“We can grow more food in less space using less energy and water.�The result is that I can replace 44,000 square feet with 36 square feet. When you hear those numbers, it kind of makes sense.”

Farmers Aren't Exactly Thrilled About Syngenta Deal - Corn - News | Agweb.com

Farmers Aren't Exactly Thrilled About Syngenta Deal - Corn - News | Agweb.com: Following news of ChemChina’s acquisition of Syngenta, a farmer panel joined Mike Adams on AgriTalk to discuss their initial reactions. They weren’t so much cautiously optimistic as they were just plain cautious

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are higher. Traders across the board have a risk on attitude as US Dollar is down sharply.

CONAB, the Brazilian Supply Agency, forecasts the 2015/16 soybean crop at 100.2 mmt versus 102.1 seen in January. They forecast corn production at 83.3 mmt versus January estimate of 82.3 mmt.

Stats Canada will release their production estimates later this morning. USDA will release the February Supply and Demand report next Tuesday at 11:00 am.

Allendale, Inc. raises ending stocks estimates for the upcoming USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report due February 9, 2016 at 11:00 CST.